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About the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods

Auscen The Australian National University Social Research Centre (SRC) established the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) in 2015, following the acquisition of the SRC by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd. The Australian Data Archive, based within CSRM, provides access to the largest Australian collection of surveys and social scientific data.

Units within CSRM include the Modelling Team, the Criminology Program and the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR).

Researchers at the CSRM come from a range of disciplines including economics, criminology, political science, econometrics, psychology, public health, social policy, sociology and statistics.

We have particular expertise in:
• Survey design, administration and analysis
• Quantitative, qualitative and experimental research methodologies
• Policy analysis and evaluation
• Public opinion and behaviour measurement
• Data archiving and management
• Professional education in social research methods

The Centre offers survey design, administration, fieldwork services, and data archiving and management services.

The CSRM is responsible for the ANU’s Bachelor of Criminology and the Master of Social Research. CSRM is responsible for the social science components of the Master of Applied Data Analytics and offers executive training in research methods and policy analysis. 

The Centre conducts Australia’s premier social science survey research, including the Australian Election Study, World Values Survey and ANUpolls.

To fulfil its role as a national leader in social research, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has four main objectives:

• Build a world-class team of researchers and graduate students in social research methodology, applications and techniques,
• Develop and validate new and cost-effective data collection methods,
• Increase the availability and access to secondary data for research across Australia, and
• Produce a more sophisticated Australian skills base via training and educational activities.

Updated: 13 April 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSSS / Page Contact:  Web Publisher